Building & Construction News

Western Cape department fails to meet KwaFaku school construction deadline

  • 24-01-2020
  • IOL

Cape Town – The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has failed to meet its deadline to complete construction at KwaFaku Primary School in Lower Crossroads, which was made of styrofoam. As a result, many pupils who hoped to enrol were turned a...

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South Africa: Construction Is Booming North of Durban

  • 23-01-2020
  • allafrica

All of the biggest industries in KZN require sophisticated engineering skills. Marine engineering is a provincial strength. Property company Tongaat Hulett Developments won Visionary Client of the Year at an engineering awards event in 2017, a rec...

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Huge West Coast wind farm approved

  • 22-01-2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

The government has approved in principle the huge Boulders wind farm project on the West Coast peninsula near Paternoster, St Helena Bay and Vredenburg. The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) has conditionally approved the Boul...

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Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date

  • 21-01-2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you're a bit highfalutin, deconstruction. These so-called spreadshe...

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Digitisation and data key to transforming construction industry

  • 20-01-2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

The construction sector is one of the least digitised industries in South Africa and globally. While this is largely attributed to the complexity of the industry, the power of data can no longer be ignored. It is at the heart of everything and if pro...

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How to know if you are getting the best building bricks price

  • 17-01-2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

When buying bricks, you want to get the best quality for your money, so the prices of building bricks need to be compared, as does their quality. When you consider the price of a pallet of bricks, a bulk deal will probably work out cheaper, but you'l...

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Heavy rains improve dam levels

  • 16-01-2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

Dam levels in parts of South Africa have slightly begun to improve as a result of persistent rain. Heavy rains improve dam levels “Dam waters rose by 1% week-on-week, while an average national level is at 60.2% - an improvement from 59.2% the pre...

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'Forget about state capture': Eskom warns of collapse without higher tariffs as it faces regulator in court

  • 15-01-2020
  • Fin24

Eskom says if it is not granted tariff increases it wants from March this year, its finances might collapse, triggering a national crisis, as both the state’s credit ratings and consumers’ well-being would suffer. The power utility - which is batt...

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#BizTrends2020: 5 key architectural and sustainable initiative trends

  • 14-01-2020
  • Bizcommunity.com

On a micro and macro level, the world focus for 2020 and beyond is a growing commitment towards the environment and sustainable energy. World economic and environmental trends have a massive impact on architecture, and our industry vision for 2020...

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South Africa has huge ‘green fuels’ potential

  • 13-01-2020
  • Moneyweb

But it needs to act now. South Africa needs to seriously start thinking about shifting its energy focus. This is for two reasons. The first is that the country’s important exports – coal and platinum – face potential collapse with the imminent ...

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